2014 deadliest year in Syrian conflict

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Crescent International

Rabi' al-Awwal 14, 1436 2015-01-05

Daily News Analysis

by Crescent International

There was no let up in the takfiris' brutal campaign in Syria last year. At least 76,000 people were killed that included 17,790 civilians, among them 3,501 children. Given these horrendous casualties, 2015 is likely to be just as deadly if not worse. Syria has been destroyed all as part of the US-Saudi-Zionist plan to weaken the Resistance Front against Zionist aggression. The takfiris are part of this diabolical plot.

London, Crescent-online
Monday January 05, 2015, 11:27 EST

Even by the brutal standards of the conflict in Syria, the year 2014 was the deadliest by far with more than 76,000 people killed.

Quoting figures compiled by the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), the British daily, the Guardian reported on January 1 that there were 76,021 documented deaths last year.

The breakdown of casualties was as follows:

Civilians: 17,790, including 3,501 children.

Rebel fighters: more than 15,000

Other militants from groups like the Saudi-funded Islamic State and Jabhat al-Nusra: 17,000.

Government forces did not escape unscathed either. At least 22,627 government forces – soldiers and members of pro-government militias – were also killed, based on SOHR figures.

Comparable figures for other years were as follows:

2013: 73,447 dead

2012: 49,294 dead and

2011: 7,841 dead.

It is evident that the conflict has gradually become more deadly as terrorist groups backed by the Saudis, Zionists and Americans acquired more deadly weapons and caused greater losses, especially of civilians.

The SOHR that is viewed is being pro-takfiris admitted the terrorist group killed 1,878 people in Syria, mostly civilians, within the past six months. The actual number could be far, far higher, the Observatory said in its statement released at the end of 2014.

The takfiri militia has taken control of large swaths of territory in Iraq and Syria, and has fought against Syria and Iraqi government forces and militias.

They claim to be fighting for a caliphate, and have imposed their violent ideology on wide swaths of the Muslim world’s heartland.

At least 930 of the 1,878 Syrians killed by ISIS are from al- Shaitaat tribe in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, and were executed by beheading, shooting or stoning.

The victims included women and children. ISIS has also put at least 120 of their own ranks to death for “exceeding the limits and religion.”

The Observatory believes that the actual number could be higher: “There are hundreds of missing and detainees inside the IS jails, loss of communication with about a thousand men of al-Shaitaat tribe, as well as because there are dozens of Kurds who have still been missing since the beginning of [the] IS attack on the countryside of Ayn al-Arab [aka] ‘Kobani’ in September 16,” states their report.

Peter Power, executive director of UNICEF Ireland, has stated that refugee crisis from Syria and Iraq will only worsen in the coming years.

“The refugee crisis this year is just a symptom of a manifestation of the geo-political tectonic plates that are moving around the world at the moment,” he said.

“All of these factors are really coming together in an almost perfect storm that is going to play out, not just in 2015, but for many years to come where there may be a breaking point.”

Saudi Arabia’s global funding of takfirism is causing immense loss of life. According to a BBC study, over 5,000 people lost their life due to Saudi funded takfiris in November 2014 alone.

Niall McCarthy, writing for The Statistics Portal, notes that: “There were an average of 22 attacks every day with 168 fatalities, equating to 7 every hour. 80 percent of all deaths from jihadist (sic) terror occurred in just four nations—Iraq, Nigeria, Afghanistan and Syria. Iraq had the highest death toll of any country worldwide with 1,770 fatalities.”

ISIS caused 44% of the fatalities, Boko Haram of Nigeria caused 16% and the Taliban caused 14%.

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